David Mutua holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya, with a specialty in Applied Computer Science. He also has extensive knowledge in Desk Top Publishing (DTP) and holds a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Certification. He worked at an online news agency with the largest photo archive in East Africa where he designed the photography website, and was finally appointed Head of Photography after his skill and passion for photography was noticed as he would cover various events for the website. After working at the organization for 2 years, he left to pursue freelance photojournalism.
Since then, he has worked with a number of NGOs including: W.F.P, I.F.R.C, Church World Service, USAID, AMREF, Catholic Relief Service, UNICEF-ESARO, Concern Worldwide, International Organization for Migration, KenyaPharma, Practical Action, WASH United, Plan International on different assignments across Kenya and Africa. He has also done consultancy for communication teams such the AU/UN Information Service Team in Somalia. The consultancy entailed undertaking assignments for the African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM) and United Nations Office of Somalia (UNSOM) as well as other UN agencies in Somalia.
As the world of visual imagery grew to adopt new styles of broadcasting, David has adopted multimedia production as another mode of disseminating information. By combining audio, text and still images, he has created a number of multimedia pieces for different clients and some have gone ahead to win awards. David’s work has been published on publications and newspapers such as The Huffington Post, The Observer and The Independent. He has also undertaken assignments for corporate clients such as Nokia and interior decor company Studio62.
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